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Winter 2021

Fire safety in an increasingly urbanized world, putting a stop to human human trafficking, Beirut a year after its catastrophic port blast, flood risk in the United States, and much more.

FEATURES

ESS Guidance Needed

After a 2019 explosion in Arizona, experts say safety guidance is needed for energy storage systems

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking doesn't only happen in the shadows—and responders, inspectors, and other safety professionals have a role to play in stopping it

Century of Safety

100 years after the creation of NFPA’s standard for gas hazards on vessels, marine safety issues remain as critical as ever

Ultra Urban

Fire safety in a rapidly urbanizing world

In Compliance

Secondary Power

Secondary power supply is a key consideration of fire alarm reliability

The Silent Killer

The Life Safety Code and carbon monoxide requirements

EVs and the NEC

Why an up-to-date NEC is critical to create EV infrastructure

Oxygen Risk

Fire protection for hyperbaric facilities in hospitals

Columns

Research: Older, Alone, At Risk

A new NFPA report reveals significant fire risks for seniors

Outreach: Consistency Matters

How we ensure that public safety messaging is consistent across the world

Wildfire: Emotional Rescue

We need to better understand the emotional toll of wildfire

P.O.V.

First Word: Where We're At

NFPA President Jim Pauley on the state of the organization

Perspectives: 'City in a Coma'

A conversation about safety in Beirut after the devastating 2020 port explosion

News + Analysis

Dispatches: Our Future, Our Floods

What can emergency management officials do to address the threat of flooding?

Looking Back: Big Burns

100 years later: the 1921 National Fire Control Conference